Univ of Dayton Stander Symposium, 2011 Abstract Book
Abstract book for the University of Dayton Stander Symposium on April 13, 2011.
weeks of research , artwork & performances http://stander.udayton.edu April 2011 designed by brenda heitkamp , visual communication design , ud department of visual arts , class of 2011 TableofContents Letter from the President and Provost...........................................................1 Letter from the Co-chairs ...................................................................................2 About the Stander Symposium........................................................................3 Acknowledgements .........................................................................................4-5 Calendar of Events ................................................................................................7 Celebration of the Arts ................................................................................. 9-13 The Big Read Panel Discussion at the Stander......................................... 15 Morning Presentations 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM .....................................17-33 Morning Posters 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM ..................................................35-86 Afternoon Presentations 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.................................. 87-111 Afternoon Posters 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM ............................................113-147 Index of Advisors and Presenters ......................................................149-178 LetterfromthePresidentandProvost April 2011 Dear Colleagues and Guests, Welcome to the Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium, the University of Dayton's annual celebration of academic excellence. This spring event exemplifies our mission to be a "community of learners" here at the University of Dayton. Through exceptional undergraduate and graduate student research, artwork, and performance, the Stander Symposium epitomizes the tradition of Marianist education. We would like to offer our gratitude to the University's faculty and staff. Your lasting commitment and enthusiasm for success are the building blocks of this annual tradition. The road to student accomplishment is paved through your achievements. On behalf of the University of Dayton, we thank you for joining us for this year's Stander Symposium, and we wish you an exciting and engaging learning experience. Sincerely, Joseph E. Saliba, Ph.D., Provost Daniel J. Curran, Ph.D. President 1 LetterfromtheCo-Chairs April 2011 Dear Members of the UD Community, We are delighted to officially welcome you to the annual Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium. The Stander Symposium showcases individual and collaborative undergraduate and graduate research, creative endeavors, and academic achievements. Above all, the Symposium and your participation showcase our shared values as members of the University of Dayton community. This is 22nd year of the Symposium, honoring the late Bro. Joseph W. Stander, S.M., Professor of Mathematics and Provost (1974�1989). This University-wide celebration of academic excellence exemplifies the Marianist tradition of learning in community. The Symposium's alternate day of learning includes poster sessions, hands-on activities, performances, art exhibits, oral presentations and highlights of capstone course work. The achievements and collaborations on display throughout the Stander Symposium reflect the continuing commitment of students and faculty to this great tradition. The Stander Symposium would not exist without an extraordinary effort from across the campus community � students, faculty and staff. On behalf of the Stander Symposium Steering Committee, we thank you for your support and participation. Sincerely, Kathleen B. Watters, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Communication Department Co-Chair, Stander Symposium 2 Shawn Swavey, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Chemistry Department Co-Chair, Stander Symposium About the Symposium About the Symposium http://stander.udayton.edu About the Stander Symposium BrotherJosephW.Stander,S.M. Professor of Mathematics Provost (1974 - 1989) Honoring the late Brother Joseph W. Stander, S.M., Professor of Mathematics and Provost (19741989), the Stander Symposium celebrates academic excellence, rich collaborations and many forms of intellectual, artistic, and spiritual growth. The career of Brother Joe embodied the spirit of collaboration and the Stander Symposium stands as a continuing tribute to him and all who carry on the Marianist tradition of education through community. A distinctive spirit permeates student research at the University of Dayton. The faculty and students of the University are determined that "a community of learners" is not a cliche but a realistic goal. Thus the University fosters an atmosphere that nurtures productive collaboration and a shared search for excellence in learning and in research. The Stander Symposium is a day-anda-half long event, and constitutes the University of Dayton's principal annual celebration of academic excellence. The Symposium features a keynote speaker, poster sessions, hands-on activities, performances, exhibits, oral presentations and highlights of capstone course work. All students at the university engaging in research, creative endeavors, and other forms of innovative thinking are encouraged to participate in this student research symposium. Student attendees are key members of a critically reflective audience for their peers. Faculty members serve as mentors and leaders for many of these projects and are the driving force behind scholarship in their fields. The efforts of students, faculty, and staff are critical to making this event successful year after year. 3 Acknowledgments The Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium Steering Committee thanks the students, faculty, and staff for their many contributions and university-wide collaboration in the planning of this years' symposium. With over 1,500 presenters, performers, artists, and faculty mentors participating, the Stander Symposium is a lasting tribute to Bro. Joseph Stander and to the Marianist principles of higher education. For generous support, we specifically owe gratitude to the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the Offices of the Deans in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education & Allied Professions, School of Engineering, Graduate Studies, and University Libraries. We extend this gratitude to the Ryan C. Harris Learning Teaching Center, the University Honors Program, the Research Institute, Enrollment Management, Student Development, Student Government Association, and University Advancement. In addition to the units represented by the Steering Committee membership, the Committee specially acknowledges the essential and considerable planning and staff assistance received from Kennedy Union, Campus Ministry, Roesch Library, KU Box Office, ArtStreet, Department of Recreational Sports, Department of Visual Arts, Department of Music, Keck Lab, and University of Dayton Information Technology (UDit). Finally, very special thanks are due to students Brenda Heitkamp and Gerard Gerace for their efforts in developing and creating this year's visual design. 4 CommitteeRecognition Shawn Swavey, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry Kathleen Watters, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Deborah J. Bickford, Office of the Provost Jayne Brahler, Department of Health & Sport Science Susan Byrnes, ArtStreet Kevin Crane, Office of Leadership Development David Darrow, University Honors Program Brad Duncan, Graduate, Professional, and Continuing Education Rick Ghere, Department of Political Science Pamela Gregg, University of Dayton Research Institute Elizabeth Gustafson, School of Business Administration Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsh, Department of Teacher Education Amy Lopez-Matthews, Student Life & Kennedy Union Mike O'Hare, Department of Physics Frances Pestello, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work Patrick Reynolds, Department of Music Sukh Sidhu, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Peter Titlebaum, Department of Health & Sport Science Cari Wallace, New Student Programs Kathleen Webb, University Libraries Abby Whaley, Department of Campus Recreation Joel Whitaker, Department of Visual Arts Darrell Anderson, Director, Theatre Program Paul Benson, Dean College of Arts & Sciences Susan Byrnes, Director, ArtStreet Sharon Gratto, Chair, Department of Music Patrick Reynold, Department of Music Teri Rizvi, University Communications Ed Valles, University Advancement Joel Whitaker, Chair, Department of Visual Arts Brenda Heitkamp, Visual Communication Design, Department of Visual Arts `11 Gerard Gerace, Visual Communication Design, Department of Visual Arts `12 Co-Chairs SteeringCommittee CelebrationoftheArtsCommittee GraphicDesign StanderCoordinator Andrea Meyer Wade 5 Calendar of Events . April 2011 Calendar of Events http://stander.udayton.edu Tuesday,April5 OPENINGMASS CALENDAR OF EVENTS Immaculate Conception Chapel, 12:05 PM Schuster Center, 8:00 PM The liturgical opening of the Stander Symposium. The Symposium is dedicated to the research we do as students and faculty; through it we seek wisdom, which is of God. CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS An evening of inspiring and entertaining music, theatre, dance and visual art. The event showcases excellence in creativity and performance--all by UD students. OPENINGPERfORMANCE Tuesday,April12 THE US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAS DESIGNATED APRIL 11-15, 2011 AS UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH WEEK. Be part of Dayton's Big Read Community Reading Project this spring. Read the thought-provoking book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot and attend a book discussion (listed at www.bigread.org). Then join us at the Stander Symposium for a panel discussion with University of Dayton faculty members who will answer questions about the legal, scientific, and ethical issues which are raised in the book. Create a six person team and sign-up to participate in the physical and intellectual challenges. Enjoy prizes, pizza, and more! THEBIGREADPANELDISCUSSION KU Ballroom, 7:00-8:30 PM STANDERCUP RecPlex, 8:00 PM Wednesday,April13 DAyATTHESTANDER For more than 20 years, the Stander Symposium has acted as an annual showcase where both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to showcase their research, creative endeavors and academic achievements. We celebrate the symposium as a day of alternate learning by canceling all regularly scheduled courses and meetings-instead inviting the whole University to engage in conversation, learning and panel discussions-outside of the classroom. A closing reception for all student presenters and faculty advisors will be held at 5 PM in the Rike Center. CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS Kennedy Union and Various Campus Locations, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM The Department of Visual Arts will host an evening of open studios as the closing event to the University's annual Stander Symposium. The evening will feature student exhibitions, art making workshops and the awards ceremony for the annual Horvath Exhibition, a juried exhibition highlighting student artwork. The event is free and open to the public. UD Rike Center, 5:00-7:00 PM CLOSINGvISUALARTSExHIBITIONANDRECEPTION 7 Tuesday, April 5 . Schuster Center Wednesday, April 12 . UD Rike Center http://stander.udayton.edu Celebration of the Arts nights of art & entertainment CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS Schuster Center, Downtwon Dayton Tuesday,April5 Pre-ShowPerformances&visualArtsDisplay 6:30 PM in the Wintergarden Gamelan Heather MacLachlan, Director PianoEnsemble Eric Street, Director firstflightSaxophoneQuartet Willie L. Morris, III, Director EarlyMusicEnsemble Margaret Erin, Director vISUALARTSDISPLAyINTHEWINTERGARDEN Zachary Goetz Laina Grote Julianne Morgan Bethany Saum Matt Szozda Christine Zuercher 9 CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS Schuster Center, Downtwon Dayton CelebrationoftheArtsProgram 8:00 PM in the Mead Theatre On Vacation from Three Portraits UniversityofDaytonHornChoir Richard Chenoweth, Director Welcome Take Flight SymphonicWindEnsemble Patrick Reynolds, Conductor Jibriluj�'� yub�shshiruki Lebanese Maronite Christmas Chant (Sung in Classical Arabic) Michelle Connor, violin Michael Cerrone, bass Arabic Pronunciation Assistance: Tony Saliba, Dean, UD School of Engineering Chuchumakhala (Choo choo Millipede) WorldMusicChoir Sharon Davis Gratto, Director Devout - Choreography: Richard F. Mosley, II Dancers: Megan Archer Kelley Gallaguer Dominque Micken Shola Odumade (community member) Laura Petrocci Chris Poeschl Jessie Weinmann 10 Tuesday,April5 Richard Bissill Joseph Saliba, Provost Robert Wendel Music by Wadi' es-Safi arr. Shireen Abu Khader ed. Samia Ghannoum Traditional Sotho Song from South Africa Music: Sanctuary, Kurt Carr CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS Tommy McGuffey, piano Charles Oliver, bass Jamil Oliver, drums UniversityofDaytonDanceEnsemble Richard F. Mosley, II, Director EbonyHeritageSingers Donna M. Cox, Director Tonight Quintet from West Side Story Riff: Jarrod Kinkley Bernardo: Benjamin Hughes Tony: Joshua Forman Maria: Stephanie Jabre Anita: Kate Hunt Music by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Gang members of the Jets and Sharks - Opera Workshop Ensemble Hard Knock Life from Annie Briana George Laura Carroll Kathleen Palahnuik Katie Ballard Rachel Major Emma Marsden Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Martin Charnin UniversityofDaytonOperaWorkshop John Benjamin, piano Minnita Daniel-Cox and Linda J. Snyder, Co-Directors Ubi Caritas (Where there is charity and love, God is there) Triptych: From Heaven distilled a clemency UniversityChoraleandUniversityOrchestra Robert Jones, Conductor The Schuster Stomp UniversityofDaytonDrumline James Leslie, Director 11 Ola Gjeilo Tarik O'Regan arr. James Leslie Corinth (World Premier 2009, Dayton, Ohio) Choreography: Crystal Michelle Costumes: Maurita Elam CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS Quartet in C, K. 157: Andante, Presto Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) DaytonContemporaryDanceCompany2 Dancers: Amelia Dietz Alexis Evans-Krueger Kirsten Fricke Jessica Horton Qarrianne McClellan UDGraceNoteStringQuartet Michelle Connor, violin Emily Gatlin, violin Christine Colletti, viola Imani Thompson, cello The Diviners (excerpt) C.C. Showers: Alex Chilton Jennie Mae Layman: Grace Stratton UniversityofDaytonTheatre Louan Hilty, Director Spain Stranger We Declare War DaytonJazzEnsemble Willie L. Morris, III, Director EbonyHeritageSingers Donna M. Cox, Director Chick Corea Donald Lawrence Arr. Bobby Streng Kurt Carr Arr. Bobby Streng Jim Leonard, Jr. 12 CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS Wednesday,April13 UD Rike Center CelebrationoftheArts ClosingvisualArtsExhibition&Reception 5:00-7:00 PM The Department of Visual Arts will host an evening of open studios as the closing event to the University's annual Stander Symposium. The evening will feature student exhibitions, art making workshops and the awards ceremony for the annual Horvath Exhibition, a juried exhibition highlighting student artwork. The event is free and open to the public. Willis `Bing' Davis will judge the show and announce the award winners during the closing reception. The Horvath Student Juried Exhibition is an annual juried exhibit, open to students of all majors, that started in 1975. The Horvath Exhibition features UD student work in a variety of media, such as drawings, paintings, photography, design, ceramics and sculpture. The Horvath Exhibition originally was funded by Josephine Horvath, in memory of her late husband, Bela Horvath, a realist painter and faculty member who came to UD after fleeing Hungary. 13 Big Read Panel Discussion at the Stander Symposium Tuesday, April 12 . 7 pm to 8:30 pm Kennedy Union Ballroom BigRead BigEvent The at the Stander Symposium THE BIG READ PANEL DISCUSSION TheBigReadBigEvent attheStanderSymposium Tuesday, April 12, 2011 7:00-8:30 P.M. Kennedy Union Ballroom Be part of Dayton's Big Read Community Reading Project this spring. Read the thought-provoking book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot and attend a book discussion (listed at www. bigread.org). Then join us at the Stander Symposium for a panel discussion with University of Dayton faculty members who will answer questions about the legal, scientific, and ethical issues which are raised in the book. Dr. Mickey McCabe, Vice President for Research and Executive Director of the Research Institute, will serve as moderator. The Big Read Panelists are: AmyGullen,M.L.S.,Assistant Professor, Life and Health Sciences Librarian PatriciaJohnson,Ph.D., Alumni Chair in Humanities, Professor of Philosophy francesPestello,Ph.D., Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work vernelliaRandall,J.D., Professor of Law Free copies of the book will be available to UD students, faculty, and staff courtesy of University Libraries. Come in to the first floor reference room to pick one up. 15 Wednesday, April 13, 2011 . 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Presentations Morning Presentations 9:00 am �12:00pm 2011CivilEngineeringSeniorCapstoneProject:SouthwestCampusExpansion MORNING PRESENTATIONS Civil & Environmental Engineering & Engineering Mechanics 8:30 AM-12:30 PM Oral Presentation, Senior/Capstone Project Kennedy Union - Boll Theatre Advisor(s): Donald V Chase Student(s): John P Berger, Zachary J Bornhorst, Scott J Caltabiano, Eric R Kaiser, Louis J Schulte, William C Smith, James R Tibble This project represents the work of the graduating class from the Civil Engineering Department. The class will be presenting conceptual and design work pertaining to the University of Dayton's recently acquired properties. These properties include the former Frank Z Chevrolet dealership, the former National Cash Register (NCR) headquarters, and previous property acquired from the first NCR purchase that lies along Stewart Street.The work done by the 2011 Capstone Class includes site layout and design of the new student housing and amenities at the former Frank Z Chevrolet Site. This work also includes new site development of the NCR Stewart Street property, which will soon become the new GE EPISCENTER. Lastly, the work will include any building additions made to the former NCR headquarters located at 1700 South Patterson. The presentation will last approximately three hours. PovertyandRacialSegregationintwoapproachestopublichousing Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Oral Presentation, Senior/Capstone Project Advisor(s): Patrick G Donnelly, H F Pestello Student(s): Eleanore L Brown 9:00 AM-9:30 AM St. Joseph's Hall - 025 Research has shown that high-density, high-rise public housing complexes have been a major factor in the concentration of poverty and racial segregation in urban areas. In recent decades, several strategies have been enacted to reduce the concentration of poverty and race that have resulted from public housing. Dispersal of public housing residents into scattered-site units has been one such effort. There is considerable debate, however, on how effective scattered site units have been at deconcentrating poverty and racial density and relocating residents to better quality neighborhoods. This research examines the relationship between scattered-site public housing and its effect on deconcentrating poverty and racial segregation. Data from Metropolitan Louisville, KY are used to investigate poverty levels and racial composition of the census tracts in which the multi-unit large scale housing is located compared with the census tracts in which the scattered-site units are located, to see if there are significant differences in terms of race and income in the two public housing settings. SpatiallyNon-UniformBlurAnalysisBasedonWaveletTransform. Electrical & Computer Engineering Oral Presentation, Graduate Research Advisor(s): Keigo Hirakawa Student(s): Sathish K Pakala, Yi Zhang 9:00 AM-9:30 AM Kennedy Union - 207 Object motion causes spatially varying blur in an image. Partial blur typically carries useful information about the scene. This information is useful for consumer imaging as well as computer vision. However, spatially varying blur also deteriorates image quality. The goals of our research are finding out this information and making images better. In this research we introduce a novel method for solving this partial blur problem. We define a statistical model of a spatially varying blur image and estimate the local point spread function (PSF) by using a set of methods including double wavelet transform and local autocorrelation. Experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm. AbstractionandMinimalism:SelectedWorksfromtheDickeCollectionandthefacultyof theDepartmentofvisualArts,UniversityofDayton Visual Arts Oral Presentation, Senior/Capstone Project Advisor(s): Roger J Crum Student(s): Allison R Shaw 9:00 AM-10:00 AM O'Reilly Hall - Conference Room 17 My presentation for the 2011 Stander Symposium discusses an exhibition of abstract and minimalist art from the Dicke Collection and the inclusion of work by faculty artists in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Dayton. James F. Dicke II is an Ohio art collector and artist who has loaned a number of American works, one being a creation of his own, to be displayed in the spring semester, 2011 in O'Reilly Hall, the administrative center of the College of Arts and Sciences. Several members of the Visual Arts faculty have also contributed personal works as an addition to the exhibition. Each piece of abstraction in this exhibition is unique and tells its own story while contributing to the overall visual impact of the works as a group. My Stander presentation will explore the idea of this exhibition as a reflection of the history of abstraction from the 1950s to the modern moment as well as an invitation for the College to explore the relationship between the visual arts and other disciplines in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences on campus. 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM AnAnalysisontheInterpretationoffirearmRestrictionsinOhioattheLocalandState Level Criminal Justice Program Oral Presentation, Senior/Capstone Project Advisor(s): Jefferson L Ingram, Arthur J Jipson Student(s): Joseph A Dooley 9:00 AM-10:00 AM St. Joseph's Hall - 023 With this project the researcher will examine the differences between Ohioâ??s restrictions on firearms at the local and state level. Firearms for the researchers use would be any kind of weapon that firers a bullet. However, the word firearms will not include black prouder weapons. Depending on what county in Ohio you live in may lead to a restriction to be placed on your firearms. As you are driving from one city to another you may pass through a city with restrictions on firearms and not even know it. This project will attempt to capture the legal differences between local and state laws on firearms and will especially focus on how these restrictions may affect driving through potential communities with restrictions stricter than actual state restrictions. Even though the state of Ohio has no firearm bans; you can still get charge for driving through a local city that has a ban on firearms. Can local firearm laws be stricter than actual state firearm laws? This becomes very important to all firearm owners in the state of Ohio. Every Ohioan who owns a firearm needs to know the laws surrounding firearms at the local and state level for their own protection; therefore, citizens can use this project to educate themselves about this situation. The researcher will conduct Interviews by email with public officials about firearm policies, their local restrictions, and state restrictions; the researcher will email: chiefs of police, Ohio's congress representative, email to Ohio Supreme Court, and email local mayors. EnvisioningaSustainableDayton:LessonsfromAustria,Moldova,theDanubeDeltaand Pittsburgh,PA Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Oral Presentation, Independent Research Advisor(s): Kevin P Hallinan Student(s): Adam J Ferguson 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Kennedy Union - 211 As Dayton, the United States and the world face new energy and environmental challenges, many cite the advances in sustainability made by European countries as models for the U.S.; yet, such ideas and technologies have so far struggled finding a place here. In this presentation I share my experiences studying sustainability during a U.D. program in Austria, Moldova and Romania and while interning at Sustainable Pittsburgh. This nonprofit organization aims to make Pittsburgh businesses and communities more sustainable by providing solutions that integrate economic prosperity, social equity and environmental quality. My experience in Pittsburgh, an internship made possible by the School of Engineering's Learn, Lead and Serve Fund Grant, includes the implementation of a new Sustainable Business Designation for the downtown districts in Pittsburgh's surrounding boroughs. These experiences combine to offer insights into why sustainability in the U.S. might lag that of Europe and how models from Europe must be adjusted for mainstream America. Finally, I use these lessons to begin thinking about a more sustainable Dayton region, specifically a leading organization for the effort. TheImpactofConcealCarryPermitsonCrime Criminal Justice Program Oral Presentation, Senior/Capstone Project 18 9:00 AM-10:00 AM St. Joseph's Hall - 023 Advisor(s): Jeremy S Forbis, Arthur J Jipson Student(s): Kevin P O'Bryan MORNING PRESENTATIONS This research project will examine the process by which individuals apply for and obtain conceal carry firearm permits. It will relate to the United States as a whole and will examine the issue from a legal and constitutional perspective. The importance of granting individuals the right to carry firearms will be investigated as part of the cultural foundation of this practice. The project will also attempt to ascertain whether or not the issuance of conceal carry permits has an effect on criminal acts. Possible negative consequences of allowing individuals to conceal and carry firearms will also be recognized and considered. AfricaImmersionandtheUniversityofDaytonvisionofExcellence History 9:00 AM-10:30 AM Panel Discussion, Independent Research Kennedy Union - 312 Advisor(s): Julius A Amin Student(s): Frances D Albanese, Jill C Bucaro, Jessica R Hanley, Bernard D Jones, Jon B Warford During the last decade the University of Dayton has undertaken immersion programs in Africa, and this session places those programs within the broader context of the University's Vision of Excellence Statement and Mission with hopes of showing that immersion is an integrated aspect of UD's education. Participants on the panel use their personal experiences to examine the challenges, promise, and impact of immersion programs on their education at UD, and the new directions created as a result of their participation in immersion programs. CurrentTopicsinGlobalGovernance#1:HumanRightsIssuesToday Political Science 9:00 AM-10:30 AM Oral Presentation, Course Project, 11_SP_POL_406_01 Marianist Hall Learning Space - 217 Advisor(s): Margaret P Karns Student(s): Mary E Aggazio, Kathryn A Akin, Kyle P Beatty, William B Blakeley, Sara M Green, McLean I Johnson, Ann C Keefer, Sarah L Pagenstecher, Veronica L Paulson, Andrew J Shaffer, Leeza E Tokar, Michael J Veselik This session includes papers on a variety of contemporary human rights issues and the challenges for global governance that they pose. Topics include the International Criminal Court and Uganda; human trafficking; UN Peacekeepers and Sexual Violence in the DR Congo; Refugees in the Sudan; child soldiers in Africa; the evolution of the norm of Responsibility to Protect; humanitarian intervention in Haiti; discrimination against women; and organ trafficking. The presentations are based on research projects for POL 406- International Law and Organization. GlobalizationandItsDiscontents Economics & Finance 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Oral Presentation, Senior/Capstone Project Miriam Hall - 109 Advisor(s): Barbara H John Student(s): John T Allen, Eric M Allison, Anne E Arezina, Paul M Azzi, Nicole F Baeder, Bradley J Baracz, Mallory C Barnes, Melinda N Beauchamp, Andrea M Broge, Kelly L Coakley, Andre B Crawford, Sean M Cunningham, Philip A Deboer, Benjamin J Domyancic, Joseph J Dona Globalization is a process, arousing passions but also reasoned analysis of its benefits and costs. Detractors cite exacerbations in income gaps; Fans cite improvements in productivity if not standards of living. Economic repercussions aside, globalization is also a process than endangers the sovereignty of nation-states, the organizing premise of the modern political landscape. This series of 63 five minute vignettes will explore the many facets of globalization, pro and con. visualIdentity:visualPersonalityinaDistinctCorporateCulture Visual Arts Visual Arts Exhibition, Senior/Capstone Project Advisor(s): Jayne M Whitaker 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Kennedy Union - Torch Lounge 19 Student(s): David K Allison, Collin T Arnold, Matthew J Bidwell, Kaitlin C Burt, Teresa L Craze, Kristen E Dailey, Lucy A Debevec, Kelsey E Fagan, Ashley L Fithen, Chelsea J Gray, Kellaina A Grote, Jerika S Hartley, Brenda M Heitkamp, Judd V Hopkins, Kathleen M Hrova A corporate identity is the visual identity or personality of a corporation that is designed to meet business objectives. It is most often manifested by way of branding and the use of trademarks and comes into being when there is a common ownership of an organizational philosophy that is manifested in to a distinct corporate culture.Students in the senior level Graphic Design III course were assigned a semester long project where they were required to research, invent, name, and create a trademark (logo, logotype and/or mark) for a hypothetical business. Each of the companies was required to represent a fresh new innovative approach to the production of a qualitative product and/or service. The students were also required to create their fictional company within a well-rooted environmentally conscious and sustainable venue, an approach that would have to be maintained throughout the creation of the identity system.The student projects displayed each reflect a hypothetical company that is entrepreneurial in its approach to product, service and promotion. Each of the visual identity systems demonstrate a student's own developmental research regarding their company product, name, competition, copyright, materials, etc., as well as a sampling of their extensive written and visual development of the company trademark and its coordinating business collateral which together form a visual identity system. 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM ExaminingHumanRightsviolationsandTheImplicationsforWomen Political Science 9:30 AM-10:00 AM Oral Presentation, Course Project, 11_SP_POL_334_01 St. Joseph's Hall - 013 Advisor(s): Mark Ensalaco Student(s): Bethanie G Joseph, Katarina A Lucas, Meryl C Makielski, Kristen J Sapyta, Samantha L Tsuleff The research consists of an executive summary-- giving an overview of the facts, the relevant law and the recommendations already given to address human rights violations affecting women. The factual background information will then allow us to analyze the problem and explain the causes of that particular problem through examination of sources such as NGO and UN reports. These human rights violations will be discussed in the context of international human rights law or international humanitarian law conventions. To conclude, the culmination of our research will be produced in a list of recommendations addressing human rights violations as they relate to women. GenderedRepresentationsthroughNewsMedia Communication Oral Presentation, Independent Research Advisor(s): Teresa L Thompson Student(s): Christina M Chaffin 9:30 AM-10:00 AM Marianist Hall Learning Space - Commons Television and radio news reflect messages about women and men throughout the culture. Using words and phrases, media have a way of persuading viewers and listeners by labeling men and women. By focusing on how news persuades societies with gendered messages, a training kit was created to explain how cultures are impacted by media. The presentation will show how gender is discussed in media and how society reflects those messages. NewHardwareDesignforProjectorsThatIncorporatesHumanvisualSystem Electrical & Computer Engineering Oral Presentation, Graduate Research Advisor(s): Keigo Hirakawa Student(s): Mahesh Kumar Singh Thakur 9:30 AM-10:00 AM Kennedy Union - 207 Color video projectors take advantage of the property of the human visual system to blur what it sees over time. A fast moving color wheel, for example, switches colors fast enough for the eye to see. The main problem with the color wheel design is that whenever the projected video has fast movements, our eyes see rainbow artifacts (flickering of colors). The objective of this design is to minimize the error that can be detected by human visual system. The error can be modeled by analyzing the human visual system and reinterpreting that by signal processing theory. When an image or video is projected it mainly has two components, chrominance and luminance. The chrominance is color factor and luminance 20 is brightness factor. By using different tools for signal processing like amplitude modulation, removal of aliasing artifact and modulating chrominance component at high frequency can effectively model what we expect human eye to see. By this analysis, what human visual system sees can be understood as the amplitude modulated chrominance component which is passed through low pass filter. To project an image or video properly, the chrominance component should be modulated at higher frequency. This allowed us to eliminate aliasing. By using these tools the flickering of colors is removed from the projector. MORNING PRESENTATIONS SayCheese:TheEffectofDentalAppearanceonSelfEsteem,Sociability,and Employability Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Oral Presentation, Senior/Capstone Project Advisor(s): Shawn A Cassiman, H F Pestello Student(s): Kathryn M White 9:30 AM-10:00 AM St. Joseph's Hall - 025 Oral health is such a major part of our appearance and many lower income individuals cannot afford adequate care. They therefore encounter trouble when trying to find employment, make friends, or date and they also experience lowered self esteems. Bad oral health deprives people of much needed social capital. The purpose of this study is to determine the effects that poor dental appearance has on an individual's self concept and social functioning. Participants in this study were new patients at a dental clinic that provides oral healthcare to impoverished individuals. Participants completed a survey that measured their perceptions of how dental appearance affects their general self esteem, social interactions, and employment opportunities. Demographic information was also elicited from the survey in an effort to provide the clinic with necessary data for research and funding. AfPAKStrategicAssessment:EvolutionofU.S.StrategyandRecommendationsforfuture Operations Political Science 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Oral Presentation, Course Project, 11_SP_POL_452_01 Kennedy Union - 211 Advisor(s): Mark Ensalaco Student(s): Darlin Blanco-Lozano, Courtney D Harchaoui, Kevin P Kane, Jeffrey B Nagel, James R Saywell, Andrew S Zemany As the conflict enters its tenth year, our working group has prepared a comprehensive report on current U.S. counter-insurgency and counterterrorism operations and related non-military nation-building and democracy promotion activities in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In this report, we will draw on a wide range of open sources (e.g., news coverage, official US and NATO documents, congressional testimony, presidential statements and reports of other nongovernmental organizations) in order to provide recommendations relating to the announced drawdown of U.S. combat forces from Afghanistan and future counter-terrorism operations in the region. Specifically, we will: ---Define U.S. national security interests in Afghanistan and Pakistan. ---Review the evolution of U.S. strategy during the Bush administration and the first two years of the Obama administration. ---Assess the current strategy with a view of its effectiveness and the challenges relating to its long-term prospects for success. ---Assess whether U.S. involvement in the AFPAK conflict remains justified in light of the principles of Just War Theory. ClintonGlobalInitiativeUniversity(CGIU):ThefutureofStudentActivism Fitz Center for Leadership in Community Oral Presentation, Independent Research Advisor(s): Donald A Vermillion Student(s): Andrew L Formentini 10:00 AM-10:30 AM LTC - Studio The Clinton Global Initiative University was created in 2007 by former President Clinton. His goal is to help mobilize college students, professors, administrators and non-profit professionals to discuss solutions and commit to action in the following focus areas: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.On behalf of the University of Dayton's Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, I attended the 2010 conference in Miami, Florida. My presentation will focus on my rewarding experience at the conference, my commitment to action in Dayton and how CGIU's mission aligns with UD's motto of "Learn, Lead and Serve". 21 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Compositionalstylechangesinfourcomposers. Music Performance, Honors Thesis Advisor(s): Paul E Street Student(s): Eunice O Awonuga 10:00 AM-10:30 AM LTC - TeamSpace This research was on the compositional style of four composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Frederick Chopin using specific piano compositions by these composers. OBJECTIVESThe purpose of this research is to identify the characteristics of the music of these composers that helped to establish or strengthen the foundation of the music period they represent. METHODI studied these compositional styles using a specific music by each composer. RESULTSBach-His music involves layering of two or more voices.-Harmonically interdependent melodies mostly in counterpoint music. -He uses unpredictable leaps intervals.-He employs clear articulated schemes for modulation. Mozart-He uses simple direct melodies.-A significant portion of his music contains a short musical phrase.-He uses alberti bass in a number of his music. Beethoven-He extended musical themes, this was an expansion of the traditional form.-He used forceful and marked rhythmic patterns in most of his compositions.-He created an entirely new expression and feeling with his music.Chopin-He explored the use of the characteristics of folk music styles.-His harmony shows flexibility and freedom of voices.-The texture of his music is mostly melody plus rich and varied accompaniment.CONCLUSION-J. S Bach: He helped to establish the foundation of baroque music, the basso continuo, figured bass, the forward driven melody and terraced dynamics.-W.A Mozart: He used all the forms and styles of the classical period in his compositions at a very high level and expanded the form of piano concertos.-L. V Beethoven: He composed with program titles and themes. He added an additional movement to his sonata, expanded the range of classical music and was a gateway to the romantic music styles.-F. Chopin: He created major innovations to the piano sonata, mazurka, waltz, nocturne, polonaise, etude, impromptu and prelude. ExecutiveSummaryofHumanRightsviolationsRelevanttoGenocide Political Science Oral Presentation, Course Project, 11_SP_POL_334_01 Advisor(s): Mark Ensalaco Student(s): Timothy J Finnigan, Theresa M Goodwillie, Kathleen E Jipson 10:00 AM-10:30 AM St. Joseph's Hall - 013 As a working group, we have researched and complied an executive summary of the facts and laws relevant to human rights violations in regards to genocide. Our report will include the history and details associated with the crime of genocide and our informed recommendation for effectively addressing the crime. TheMediatingBody:Louis-MarieChauvetandtheDepthsofCorporality Religious Studies Oral Presentation, Graduate Research Advisor(s): William Portier Student(s): Timothy R Gabrielli 10:00 AM-10:30 AM Kennedy Union - 311 This presentation invites listeners to reflect upon the nature and import of the body. We stand in an age that engenders in us an interesting consideration of bodies. Often a temptation throughout history--from the Gnostics to the Cathars--escaping our bodies has been a real possibility in our contemporary globalized, techno age--from Second Life to Google Earth. Yet, the very same context has led some scholars to emphasize the import of the body as, for example, a foundation for human rights or as an indicator of our evolution into social creatures. Christian theology, because of its emphasis on God made flesh in Christ and on the sacramental character of fleshy things, has a clear stake in the fate of the body. This research, supported by a Graduate School Summer Fellowship, examines Catholic theologian Louis-Marie Chauvet's key category of --corporality-in the context of his sacramental re-reading of Christian existence. For Chauvet, corporality is not limited to our physical bodies, but extends across our entire human existence. Our bodiliness a